Skip to comments.ROOSEVELT FREEZES WAGES, RENTS, FARM PRICES; U.S. TROOPS MOVE OUT TO A NEW ALEUTIAN BASE (10/4/42)
Posted on 10/04/2012 5:35:30 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
New Era Ordered (Trussell) 2-3
Statement on Days Action 3
Big Convoy is Sent (Hulen) 4
Allies Reach Efogi in New Guinea Push (Darnton) 4-5
Solomons May See a Decisive Battle (Durdin) 5-6
Russians Smashing Ahead; Shaposhnikoff in Command (Brigham) 6-7
Rommel Asserts Hell Hold Gains 8
War News Summarized 8
The Texts of the Days War Communiques 9-10
Major Sports Yesterday 10
The News of the Week in Review
Twenty News Questions 11
Strategic Stepping-Stones in the Battle of the Pacific (map) 12
South Pacific War Develops on a Vast Scale (by Hanson W. Baldwin) 13-14
The Story of Two Marines (Baldwin) 15
War Fronts will Feel Winter Soon (by Charles Hurd) 16-17
Russian Line is Strong Despite Nazi Assaults (by Ralph Parker) - 18
Answers to Twenty News Questions 19
The New York Times Magazine
The Vatican Faces the Dictators (by Camille M. Cianfarra) 20-23
Fourth German offensive in Stalingrad
Sunday, October 4, 1942 www.onwar.com
Industrial area of Stalingrad under attack [photo at link]
On the Eastern Front... German General Paulus begins the fourth and longest lasting of his assaults on the city of Stalingrad. His forces have been reinforced with combat engineers and police units to aid in the street to street fighting which is now occurring. The Soviets under General Chuikov have also perfected their close fighting abilities and set up specially prepared killing zones to which they lure German advances. Attacks are focused on the Barricades, Red October and Tractor Factories.
In New Guinea... The Australians continue advancing along the Kokado Trail. They take Efogi and continue advancing to Aola and Moyola.
October 4th, 1942
UNITED KINGDOM: Channel Islands: Last night British commandos launched a raid on Sark.
GERMANY: Reichsmarschall Göring says: “This war is not the Second World War: this is the War of the Races. Whether we, the Germanic and Aryan men, or the Jew rule the world - that is the final issue.”
Adolf Hitler states that occupied countries must make up the food shortage caused by the Allied blockade. (Jack McKillop)
U.S.S.R.: The 4th major offensive of Paulus German forces at Stalingrad begins. Their street fighting capabilities have been strengthened with the addition of police and combat-engineer units. This will be the longest of the German offensives and will result in the fiercest fighting. The Soviets have prepared the ground better, attempting to funnel the German drives into specially prepared “killing fields”. The end result of this offensive will be to seriously deplete the Germans in both morale and reserves.
NEW GUINEA: Australian forces continue to advance along the Kokoda Trail capturing Effogi.
Fifth Air Force P-40s strafe forces and occupied areas at Myola Lake, Kokoda, Wairopi, Yodda, and Buna; a US reconnaissance party from the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division reaches Jauri, completing a reconnaissance of the Kapa Kapa-Jauri trail, which is found to be difficult but practicable for use as a route in a contemplated offensive against the Buna-Gona area. (Jack McKillop)
TERRITORY OF ALASKA: ALEUTIAN ISLANDS: 3 Eleventh Air Force B-24 Liberators abort weather, bombing and photo missions over Kiska Island due to weather and instead attack a cargo vessel; the ship’s rudder is probably damaged. (Jack McKillop)
Off the coast of the U.S., the American tanker SS Camden is torpedoed by Japanese submarine HIJMS I-25 off the coast of Oregon, at position 43°42’N, 124°52’W, and is abandoned. (Jack McKillop)
Destroyer USS Evans launched.
Minesweeper USS Usage launched.
ATLANTIC OCEAN: U-175 sank SS Caribstar. (Dave Shirlaw)
Note the favorable WWII treatment of Pope Pius XII in the 1942 NY Times.
"On September 30, 1942, the Nazis deported these Jews from the Polish town of Zelechow.
After marching to the Sobolewo railway station, the prisoners were loaded onto trains bound for Treblinka, where approximately 10,000 died in the camp's gas chambers on October 2.
The Jews' worldly goods were confiscated by the Germans for use in the war effort."
"As resources within the Warsaw Ghetto dwindled almost to nothing, contraband food and other items became unimaginably valuable.
Whether consumed by oneself or used as barter, such items could mean the difference between life and death.
The outraged Jewish teenager seen here is being relieved of illegal items (whether by a Jewish civilian or a Jewish policeman is unclear).
In any case, the boy would have considered himself fortunate merely to have been stripped of his goods; at worst, he would have been executed."
"Kurt Daluege was commander of the Police of the German Reich.
He also became deputy protector of Bohemia and Moravia following Reinhard Heydrich's assassination.
Short on intellectual abilities but a talented administrator, Daluege was a willing partner in the Nazis' "Final Solution."
"Daluege, who joined the Nazi Party in 1922, became a member of the Sturmabteilung (SA) in 1926 and transferred to the SS in 1928.
In January 1933 he was elected to the German Reichstag.
As chief of the police department of the Prussian Ministry of the Interior, Daluege effectively transformed the Prussian police into a significant political instrument of the Nazi Party.
"The activities for which Daluege is most infamous are the massacres carried out in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for Heydrich's assassination.
For his crimes, Daluege was executed by the Czechs in October 1946."
Note the comments from British Ambassador Osborne in post #7.
Yes, it shows at the least that there were great differences about tactics.
“”Allied diplomats pressed Pope Pius to be silent on Nazi deportations’
“U.S. and British diplomats discussed exerting pressure on Pope Pius XII to be silent about the Nazi deportations of Hungarian Jews, according to newly discovered documentation. The British feared that the wartime pope might make a “radio appeal on behalf of the Jews in Hungary” and that in the course of his broadcast would “also criticize what the Russians are doing in occupied territory.” Sir Francis D’Arcy Osborne, the British ambassador to the Vatican, told an American diplomat that “something should be done to prevail upon the pope not to do this as it will have very serious political repercussions.”...””
“Was Pius XII ‘Hitler’s Pope’?”
“Pius XII: the legends and the truth”
That would be in the spring of 1944, by which time the war was approaching it's greatest battles, and nearly all the Jews doomed to die were already dead.
From remarks quoted in post #7 above, it appears that as of autumn 1942, British Ambassador Osborn was trying unsuccessfully to convince Pope Pius XII to publicly condemn the Holocaust.